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The grant is aimed at reducing use of paper records and promoting information sharing in project delivery.

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A notice of funding opportunity has been released for a new competitive federal grant program helping State DOTs apply advanced digital technologies to speed and smooth project delivery. 

The Advanced Digital Construction Management Systems (ADCMS) grant will provide $34 million in fiscal years 2022 and 2023 as well as up to $17 million through 2026, FHWA reported in a press releaseyesterday.  

According to FHWA, funding “will focus on projects that promote information-sharing, reduce reliance on paper, improve productivity and savings during project delivery, and can serve as models for the adoption and deployment of digital construction technologies.”  

FHWA program goals include:

  • accelerated adoption of advanced digital construction management systems to boost productivity and manage complex projects; 
  • more timely and productive information-sharing; 
  • the development and deployment of best practices; and, 
  • increased transparency as the result of the real-time sharing of information. 

This federal program will advance digital project delivery, including e-Ticketing as well as digital as builts, two of InfraTalk America’s targeted technologies.

“Our tagline here at ITA is ‘We can do better’,” said Greg Nadeau, publisher and founder of Infratalk America. “Despite the admirable work being done at all levels of government to seize on the advantages of advanced digital construction technology, we must move faster. These resources will be of tremendous benefit.” 

The official NOFO and grant materials can be found here.